Events At Forte Kitchen

Welcome to Forte Kitchen, the perfect venue to host your private event in the heart of Winchester. Our exceptional event space features three beautifully designed rooms, each with its own unique character. Whether you prefer an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, our versatile rooms can be used individually or combined to create an unforgettable experience.

At Forte Kitchen, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse range of event options. From birthdays and product launches to anniversaries, live music nights, weddings, corporate parties, and evening workshops, we have successfully hosted a wide array of events.

Our talented chefs are dedicated to providing an exceptional culinary experience. We offer a variety of food options, including nibbles, substantial canapés, sit-down dinners, bespoke tasting menus, and buffets. We collaborate closely with you to ensure that your specific dietary preferences and requirements are met.

When it comes to drinks, we have a range of flexible packages for you to choose from. Whether you prefer a pre-set bar tab, a cash bar, or pre-ordered drinks, we are here to accommodate your preferences and customise our packages to suit your needs.

Entertainment is a vital part of any event, and we offer an exciting selection of options. You can enjoy our curated music playlist through our high-quality Sonos system or create your own playlist to set the perfect atmosphere. Additionally, we can arrange DJ hire, live music performances, or alternative entertainment based on your preferences.

We are thrilled to collaborate with you in creating a truly exceptional event. For detailed information on room capacity and pricing, please continue reading. To begin planning your event, please reach out to Forte Kitchen at

Events Packages

Drinks & Canapés
Perfect for a formal or informal get together with colleagues or friends.

Drinks & Substantial Canapés
Perfect for a big party with an informal vibe, a great idea for an event where you want your guests to mingle more.

Picture a lovely table brimming with a local feast, cooked fresh to order by our chefs. Can also be with or without seating.

Sit down dinners are always a great choice and we can create as many courses as your budget allows. We can also provide special chef tasting menus as well as sharing platters.

Dinner & Dancing
A classic party choice, add on canapes and arrival drinks for a truly classy event.

The Ultimate Event Package
The perfect solution for a showstopper event in a quirky space. Make the full use of all three rooms with arrival drinks, dinner and dancing. As we are within walking distance of the registry office, this makes for a great wedding package.


We don’t charge venue hire! Instead we just ask for a minimum spend on our food and drink. The minimum spend starts from as little as £400 in the black and white room and £100 for the Hatch.

Forte Events Package

Hireable Hours
Monday – Saturday:
•6-10pm (last orders at 9.30pm)
•6-12pm (last orders at 11.30pm)
Black Room | Capacity
•Drinks and canapes – up to 65 people
•Sit down dinner – up to 42 people
•Buffet – up to 40 people (mixture of sit down and stand up)
•Buffet – up to 50 people (stand up)
White Room | Capacity
•Drinks and canapes – up to 55 people
•Sit down dinner – up to 36 people
•Buffet – up to 30 people (mixture of sit down and stand up)
•Buffet – up to 50 people (stand up)
White & Black Room | Capacity
•Drinks and canapes – up to 100 people
•Sit down dinner – up to 76 people
•Buffet – up to 80 people (mixture of sit down and stand up)

Ultimate Events Package

Entire Venue Hire
The Hatch & Forte Kitchen

Recommended Suppliers

Decorations and Flowers | Claudia & B | @claudiaandb | | 07525 927104

Bespoke Cakes | Little Olives Bakehouse
@little_olives_bakehouse |

Photography | Angela Ward Brown | @angelawardbrown | | 07806 621688

DJ | PyroBeats | |


6 APRIL 2022
“A huge thank you from me and the TEDxWinchester team for providing such a lovely platform for our speakers and VIP to connect at Forte on Monday evening. We’re really greatful you made us so welcome and the food and wine was excellent. Thank the members of staff working on Monday night, they were super attentive and helpful.”

10 OCTOBER 2021
“Agne, I just wanted to pass on my thanks to you and the team for helping Friday evening go with such a bang. Amy and our guests had a wonderful evening with everyone commenting on the wonderful venue, food and the friendliness of the team. After the year we have had it was so special to be able to celebrate with friends, so thanks again for making the night a hit.”

12 OCTOBER 2021
“Thank you for a wonderful birthday event on Saturday Agne. I can’t tell you how happy we were with the entire experience from beginning to end. You and your team have a talent indeed. I still haven’t come down from the evening. Everyone had a fabulous a time. I had gushing messages of thanks from all of my friends – high praise indeed. The venue, the service, the food, the vibe… just perfect.”

29 AUGUST 2021
“Held a family wedding reception here and everything was perfect. Clearly they have gone to a lot of trouble and thought to create a lovely ambiance. The quality of the catering was first class, and the owner and her team’s customer service were spot on in every respect. All requests were listened to and quietly delivered, taking any stress out of the occasion. Even when things got a little boisterous as the night wore on, the odd spill was cleared up discreetly! Would highly reccomend for a private function for any occasion.”

Please contact Forte Kitchen to start planning your event.